Report 2017-118 Recommendation 15 Responses

Report 2017-118: State and Regional Water Boards: They Must Do More to Ensure That Local Jurisdictions' Costs to Reduce Storm Water Pollution Are Necessary and Appropriate (Release Date: March 2018)

Recommendation #15 To: San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

To ensure that information regarding funding options available to local jurisdictions is consistent and current, the State Water Board and regional boards should work together to provide accurate information on their websites that is readily accessible, and the State Water Board and regional boards should remove outdated information by May 2018.

6-Month Agency Response

The San Francisco Bay Region's website refers to the State Water Board website for funding information. As noted in the response to recommendation number 12, Staff at the State Water Board have been assigned to go through all Division of Financial Assistance (DFA) web pages and identify and remove outdated information. DFA staff are also reviewing Regional Board web pages to identify outdated information.

  • Estimated Completion Date: To be determined
  • Response Date: August 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented

Although we determined that the San Francisco Bay Water Board removed outdated information from its website, the State Water Board indicated in recommendation 12 that it is currently working with the regional water boards to ensure that information is consistent among the regional boards' websites.


60-Day Agency Response

The San Francisco Bay Region's website refers to the State Water Board website for funding information. As noted in the response to recommendation number 12, Staff at the State Water Board have been assigned to go through all Division of Financial Assistance (DFA) web pages and identify and remove outdated information. DFA staff are also reviewing Regional Board web pages to identify outdated information.

  • Estimated Completion Date: May 2018
  • Response Date: April 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has removed outdated information from its website. However, the State Water Board has yet to ensure that the website contains consistent information, as it notes in its response to Recommendation 12.


All Recommendations in 2017-118

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.